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Here are all the ways inflation is happening today

Something strange happened in the markets last month that signals trouble ahead…

When stocks fell from their September highs, you would have expected investors to run for cover in the world’s safe-haven asset – US Treasurys.

But that’s not what happened.

While stocks were plunging, Treasurys also fell. Yields on 30-year Treasurys increased to 3.4% from 3.22% (and yields have already more than doubled from their 2016 lows).

It’s a sign that the market is[...]

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Once again Warren Buffett has given us a major warning that everything is expensive

Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, just announced a blockbuster quarter, earning nearly $7 billion.

And Buffett’s still sitting on over $100 billion of cash. That means he’s got enough money to buy almost any company he wants, anywhere in the world.

But the only move Buffett made in the last quarter was buying $928 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock.

Some people might say this is a sign that Buffett thinks Berkshire’s stock[...] Click here to continue reading

Politicians now threatening and encouraging violence in the Land of the Free

“Between now and November 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”

Unfortunately this isn’t trash talk from some middle school bully… it’s a public threat made by a Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate to his incumbent opponent.

With the midterm elections tomorrow, I wanted to take some time today to remind you who your vote actually supports.

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Even Warren Buffett is fed up with these guys. . .

It wasn’t that long ago that IBM was easily the most dominant tech company in the world… the king of its industry.

Back in the 1980s nearly every large company, government, and institution used IBM’s products and services. It was the ultimate.

Yet over the last 30 or so years, IBM went on to miss literally every single major tech trend in the industry’s history. 

Initially they totally owned the PC[...] Click here to continue reading

Detroit police murder a family’s dogs in their own home

This one is pretty disturbing.

In January 2016, Detroit police were tipped off that someone was selling small quantities of marijuana out of their home.

Given that the City of Detroit’s murder rate exceeds that of Mexico, you’d think that the Police Department would have had bigger fish to fry.

Apparently they didn’t. So the cops obtained a search warrant and went over to the house.

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How the government uses its giant facial recognition database

In July 1996, flight TWA 800 exploded in mid-air, 12 minutes after taking off from JFK International Airport in New York. All 230 passengers on board were killed.

It would be four years before an investigation concluded the likely cause of the explosion was a short circuit in the plane’s fuel tank.

But at the time, President Clinton felt the overwhelming need to do something.

People suspected terrorism. So Clinton issued new[...] Click here to continue reading

These stocks soared during the tech bust and likely will again today

[Editor’s note: Sovereign Man’s Chief Investment Strategist, Tim Staermose, is filling in for Simon today.]

The year was 1999. I was working for a small newsletter company with its Asian research offices based in Manila, Philippines.

The dotcom boom was in full swing. And, just like today, companies with no profits, burning through hundreds of millions of dollars of investors’ capital in a race to build scale and grab market share or attract[...] Click here to continue reading

What a bunch of idiots

Tell me this isn’t crazy--

A few days ago the creator of the most famous consumer ‘credit score’ in the United States announced a major overhaul in how it rates borrowers.

Consumers live and die by this ‘FICO score’. A high FICO score means that it’s easy to obtain loans at lower interest rates.

And a bad FICO score (in theory) means that you have a history of not paying your debts…[...] Click here to continue reading

You have far more control over your money that the system would have you believe

Apollo Robbins is better at what he does than anyone else in the world that I know is at what they do…

He calls himself a gentleman thief… Apollo is a renowned pick pocket, magician and mentalist who has entertained crowds for years. But I think he’s so much more than that…

He’s a zen master on human behavior. And he’s the world’s foremost expert on the very scarce resource of attention.

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Jewish? Here’s how to pay ZERO tax for 10 years

Meital took one simple, legal step to save about $30,000 in taxes every year.

She used to be an international photographer based in NYC, making about $100,000. But despite that income, she was still living paycheck-to-paycheck.

As a self-employed person, she often forked over some $30,000-$50,000 in taxes to Uncle Sam every year. (Self-employed, sole proprietors in the US pay some of the highest tax rates out there.) Add in NYC living costs and there[...]

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